This conference has been withdrawn from the 2020 conference schedule
As you are aware, coronavirus is having a global impact and the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control have instituted recommendations that include social distancing and cancelling conferences and large gatherings. Since safety of our attendees is always GRC's highest priority, the GRC Board of Trustees has decided to withdraw this conference and it will be rescheduled for 2022. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution and to alleviate the concerns of our conference communities that are scheduled to meet in this timeframe.
Cells are the fundamental unit of life. Recently, tremendous technical developments have made it possible to characterize individual cells from different tissue environments at the genomic level. Single-cell genomic techniques include measuring single-cell genomes, transcriptomes, methylomes, 3D genome structures, chromosome accessibility, cell lineages, and single-cell proteomes. Next-generation sequencing, microfluidic techniques, and super-resolution microscopy have spurred the development, and important new knowledge derived from these single-cell genomic techniques have been continuing to emerge. The burgeoning use of single-cell genomics to elucidate biological problems is a highly multidisciplinary effort. As single-cell genomic techniques continue to evolve with higher precision and sophistication, new observations are broadening our understanding of molecular and cellular biology, which has started to have direct impact to medicine. This conference seeks to bring together top experts in molecular and cellular biology with innovators in genomic technologies and computational biologists. The intention is to better promote the use of single-cell genomics to generate biological knowledge and to better orient the development and application of single-cell genomics for compelling biomedical problems.